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Life In Legacy - Week of June 28, 2003

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Strom Thurmond - South Carolina Senator Lester Maddox - Notorious Georgia governor Bob Stump - Arizona Congressman Leonard Koppett - Hall of Fame baseball writer Leon Uris - Best-selling author Maynard Jackson - Atlanta mayor Belle Chrystall - 30's leading lady in film Bryan Griffin - Killed by alligator Zofia Hertz - Founder & editor of Kultura magazine Elsa Kopp - Custard maven Rich King - Florida radio talkshow host Tim Eng (aka VJ Finny) - Dance music engineer Ike Tribble - Florida civic leader Chouteau Chapin - Broadway actress who taught Brando Vasil Bykov - Soviet author Eugene Carapetyan - Glider pilot Sally Bennett - Founded Big Band Hall of Fame John Fergus Ryan - 'The Redneck Bride' author Joseph Gottschalk - San Antonio's 'Thong Man' Pete Carlesimo - Saved the NIT basketball tournament Joseph Chaikin - Off-Broadway director & theatre founder Staige Blackford - Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review Gladys Heldman - Founder of World Tennis magazine Piet Dankert - Dutch politician promoted a federal Europe Guy Lux - Popular French TV personality Max Manning - Negro Leagues pitcher Mort Viner - Hollywood agent Vic Taylor - Jamaican singer Kit Reilly & Colin Ewers - College students missing in Puerto Rico Fielder Cook - Film and TV director Ricardo Cané - Cuban singer Fred Small - College and NFL football player Madi Comfort - Singer & dancer with Ellington Rex Cauble - Texas rancher & 'mafia' member Sir Denis Thatcher - Margaret Thatcher's hubby Herbert Misch - Designed the Ford Mustang Fred Sandback - Yarn sculptor Chris Valovich - Jockey with > 2000 wins Doyle McGinley - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Marc-Vivien Foe - Soccer player for Cameroon John Henry Redwood - Playwright & actor Dr. Suzanne Ahn - Social activist Chuck Carroll - Early college football star Richard Pough - Pioneering convservationist José Trías Monge - Wrote Puerto Rico's constitution David Newman - Screenwriter for 'Bonnie & Clyde' and 'Superman' John G. Adams - Orchestrated McCarthy's downfall Emma Taylor - 111 year old California woman Richard Gump - Founded powerful law firm Larry - Popular British cartoonist Magnus von Braun - Rocket scientist and brother of Wernher Prince Carl Bernadotte - Scandanavian royalty Sara Ann Freed - Respected crime fiction editor Michael Flannagan - Knoxville radio personality I. Bernard Cohen - Scholar who studied history of science Alex Gordon - Produced B-movies Joe Pask - Ceramic scientist Peter Herida (both pics - before & after) - Lost more than 500 pounds Dr. Gregory White - Breast feeding advocate Constance Smith - 1940's movie star Michael Morris - Emmy-winning TV writer Marianna Elliot - Costume designer Austin Knowlton - Founder & chairman of the Cincinnati Bengals LaMar Baker - Tennessee Congressman Patrick Campbell - Character actor Sandra Tangri - Social psychologist wrote 'Women and Achievement' Drawing by Moshe Kupferman Yarn Sculpture by Fred Sandback Cartoon by Larry

News and Entertainment
Anne Belle - Documentary filmmaker best known for films about the world of professional ballet whose 1996 film “Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse” was nominated for an Academy Award, died June 18 of a heart attack in New York City at age 68.
Sally Bennett - Radio and television show hostess in Atlanta, Cleveland and South Florida, who was founder and president of the Big Band Hall of Fame located in West Palm Beach, Florida, died June 15 in Palm Beach, FL of congestive heart failure at age 85.
Patrick Campbell - Actor who had numerous roles on TV shows like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (often as a bartender), “All In The Family”, “Petticoat Junction” and “Dallas”, and in the feature films like “Blazing Saddles”, “Saturday the 14th” and “Silent Movie”, died May 30 in Covina, CA of respiratory failure at age 78.
Ricardo Cané - Singer with the Afro-Cuban rumba band Los Munequitos de Matanzas, which has recorded dozens of albums for various labels and toured Europe several times, died June 5 of a heart attack in Matanzas, Cuba at age 54.
Joseph Chaikin - Actor, director and theatre founder who started the The Open Theatre off Broadway in 1963, whose productions had a reputation for “anything goes”, who won several Obie awards, and wrote a book “The Presence of the Actor” documenting his ideas, died June 22 of heart failure in Greenwich Village, NY at age 67.
Chouteau Chapin - Broadway actress and New York director, who debuted on Broadway in 1936 and appeared in shows like “Pride and Prejudice” and “Merrily We Roll Along”, and who later became a teacher and acting coach to stars like Marlon Brando, Walter Matthau and Elaine Stritch, died June 15 in Bath, MA at age 93.
Belle Chrystall - British actress who starred in films in the 1930’s, including the memorable roles as Jenny Hawthorne in 1931’s “Hobson’s Choice” and as Ruth Manson in 1937’s “Edge of the World”, died June 7 at age 93.
Madi Comfort - Singer, dancer and actress, known for performing with Duke Ellington’s band in the early 50’s, who appeared in the 1955 film “Kiss Me Deadly” with Ellington, and for whom the 1956 hit song “Satin Doll” was written, died June 20 of a heart attack in Whittier, CA at age 79.
Fielder Cook - Emmy-winning film and TV director best known for the 1970 TV movie that turned into the TV series “The Waltons”, who directed feature films like “A Big Hand for the Little Lady”, “Prudence and the Pill” as well as numerous made-for-TV movies, died June 20 in Charlotte, NC after a stroke at age 80.
Marianna Elliott - Award-winning costume designer for theatre and film, who was resident designer for the Arena Stage in Washington, DC for 10 years, and who worked on such feature films as “Burden of Proof”, “Criminal Behavior” and “Who's Life is it Anyway?”, died June 21 in Beverly Hills of cancer at age 72.
Tim Eng - New Zealand dance music VJ who used the stage name of VJ Finny, who worked with some of the biggest international stars of the music genre including Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox, Goldie and Paul Van Dyke, died of cancer on June 17 at age 26.
Mel Ferber - Emmy-nominated TV director and producer who created the pilots for “60 Minutes” and “Happy Days”, and was the creator and executive producer for “Good Morning America”, among the dozens of TV shows he helped create, direct and produce, died June 19 in Los Angeles of heart disease at age 80.
Michael Flannagan - Knoxville, Tennessee radio personality at WDVX-FM known as “Flanman” who hosted the “All Over the Road” and “The Fringe” weekend programs, and who also wrote business stories for the Knoxville News-Sentinel newspaper, died of a heart attack on June 25 in Knoxville at age 41.
Alex Gordon - Producer of low-budget exploitation films in the 1950’s and 60’s like “The She-Creature”, “Dragstrip Girl” and “Shake, Rattle and Rock”, who produced a series of B-movies starring Touch Connors (who later became Mike Connors of “Mannix” fame), and who was a longtime president of Gene Autry’s Flying A Pictures, died June 24 of cancer in Hollywood at age 80.
John Jympson - British film editor who cut such classic films as “Zulu”, “A Fish Called Wanda”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Where Eagles Dare”, and more recently “In & Out”, died June 3 in London at age 71.
Rich King - Afternoon radio talk show host at WINK-WNOG in Naples, Florida for 12 years, who had previously worked at radio stations in St. Louis, Kansas City, San Diego, Milwaukee and Cincinnati, died June 21 of pancreatic cancer in Naples at age 68.
Guy Lux - Popular French TV game show host and producer throughout the 1960’s and 70’s, who created the TV game show “Jeux Sans Frontières”, which inspired the hit song by Peter Gabriel “Games Without Frontiers”, and was one of the most popular pan-European TV shows until the early 1980’s, died June 13 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France at age 83.
Doyle McGinley - Reporter who was part of the staff of the Akron Ohio Beacon Journal that rushed to Kent State University after National Guard soldiers opened fire on Vietnam War protesters, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for reporting, died June 25 of diabetes complications in Carbondale, CO at age 70.
Michael Morris - Emmy-winning writer and producer in radio, TV and films, who wrote episodes for TV shows like “The Andy Griffith Show”, “The Flying Nun”, “Bewitched” and “All In The Family”, who wrote and produced “Chico & the Man”, and who won his Emmy for the TV movie “Jack & the Beanstalk” starring Gene Kelly, died June 20 of Alzheimer’s disease in Los Angeles at age 85.
David Newman - Academy Award-nominated screenwriter who came to prominence with Robert Benton for the 1967 film “Bonnie and Clyde”, which was nominated for 10 Oscars, whose other screenwriting credits include the “Superman” movies, “What’s Up Doc?”, “Santa Clause: The Movie” and Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalker”, died June 26 after a stroke in New York City at age 66.
John Henry Redwood - Actor and playwright whose plays “The Old Settler” and “No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs” have been widely produced in recent years, died on June 17 in Philadelphia of heart disease at age 60.
Constance Smith - Irish actress who starred in two dozen films during the 40’s and 50’s, including films like “Treasure of the Golden Condor” with Cornel Wilde, “Taxi” with Dan Dailey, “Red Skies of Montana” with Richard Widmark and “Man In the Attic” with Jack Palance, died during June in London at age 75.
Vic Taylor - Singer who performed with with the pioneering ska and reggae group the Skatalites, who became lead singer with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires and who later recorded solo on songs like “Heartaches” and “Yes”, died June 23 in Rockville Centre, NY of cardiac arrest at age 56.
Mort Viner - Hollywood agent best known for his long association with Dean Martin, whose current clients included Michael Crawford and Shirley MacLaine, and who over the years represented Jimmy Stewart and Gene Kelly, died June 22 of a heart attack while playing tennis in Beverly Hills, CA at age 72.

Zane Bresloff - Colorful wrestling promoter, whose promotion of "Wrestlemania III" in Pontiac, Michigan in 1987 drew a reported 93,000 fans, the largest indoor crowd ever to witness a pro-wrestling show in the United States, died June 20 in Denver from injuries suffered in a car accident on May 16. He was 57 years old.
Pete Carlesimo - College athletic director and basketball coach, who served as the executive director of the NIT basketball tournament from 1978 to 1988, who is credited with saving the tournament by creating the Preseason NIT and by putting early round games at campus sites to increase attendance, and who is the father of college and pro basketball coach P.J. Carlesimo, died June 22 in Montclair, NJ at age 87.
Chuck Carroll - One of the University of Washington's biggest football stars, who was an All-American running back and linebacker in the late 1920’s, who later became a well-known county prosecutor whose tenure ended in the taint of a corruption scandal for which he was later absolved, died June 23 in Seattle at age 96.
Hildreth “Hilly” Flitcraft - Left-handed pitcher who played one season for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1942, and whose name always appears in lists of ballplayers with funny names (which includes Elmer Klumpp and Boots Poffenberger), died April 2 in Boulder, CO at age 79.
Marc-Vivien Foe - Cameroon soccer player who was in Lyon, France playing in a Confederations Cup semifinal game against Columbia, fell during play of the game and was carried off the field but could not be resuscitated. He was 28 years old and the cause of death is unknown. (Cameroon went on to defeat Columbia 1-0).
Gladys Heldman - Founder of World Tennis magazine, whose work in covering and promoting women's tennis helped pave the way for the start of the women's pro tour in the United States, and who was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1979, died June 22 in Santa Fe, NM at age 81.
Leonard Koppett - Baseball Hall of Fame journalist and author, who wrote columns about baseball for newspapers around the country, including 20 years for The Sporting News, and who wrote 15 books, including “The Thinking Fan's Guide to Baseball”, died June 22 of a heart attack at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco at age 79.
Austin Knowlton - Co-founder of the Cincinnati Bengals NFL team in 1967, who served as the team’s chairman for 20 years, died June 25 in Fort Lauderdale, FL at age 93.
Max Manning - Negro Leagues pitcher who was nicknamed “Dr. Cyclops” for his thick eyeglasses, who played 10 years for the Newark Eagles and lead them to the 1946 championship, and who was once offered a tryout with the Detroit Tigers only to have it rescinded when they found out he was black, died June 23 after a long illness in Pleasantville, NJ at age 84.
Fred Small - College football player at the University of Washington from 1981 to 1984, who played on teams that won the Rose Bowl in 1982 and Orange Bowl in 1985, who played one season in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and who became a motorcycle policeman after retiring from football, was killed in a motorcycle accident on June 24 in Pomona, CA at age 39.
Chris Valovich - Veteran jockey who won 2,034 races over the last 20 years, who was prominent on the Midwest circuit riding primarily at Chicago-area tracks Ak-Sar-Ben, and Canterbury Park, died June 20 in Phoenix from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at age 41.

Art and Literature
Staige Blackford - Rhodes Scholar and political speechwriter who was editor of the prestigious Virginia Quarterly Review, one of the nation's oldest literary journals, was killed in a car accident on June 23 in Charlottesville, VA one week before his retirement. He was 72 years old.
Vasil Bykov - One of the best-known and most talented writers in this former Soviet republic of Belarus and a harsh critic of its authoritarian leader, who was best known for his war stories, which focused on the moral dilemmas of battle, and whose works like “Sign of Misfortune” and “Alpine Ballad”, have been translated into more than 40 languages, died June 22 of cancer in Minsk, Belarus at age 79.
I. Bernard Cohen - Newton scholar and Harvard educator who studied the history of science and was best known for his study of the work of Isaac Newton, and who published numerous books, including the 900-page volume of Newton’s work “Principia Mathematica”, died June 20 in Waltham, MA at age 89.
Sara Ann Freed - Highly respected crime fiction editor who was editor-in-chief of Mysterious Press and senior editor at Warner Books, who edited authors like Marcia Muller, Margaret Maron, James Patterson and Robert Greer, and who was awarded an Ellery Queen Award in 1999 by the Mystery Writers of America, died June 25 in New York City of leukemia at age 57.
Zofia Hertz - Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the leading Polish émigré literary magazine Kultura, who helped found the periodical in 1947 after she was deported from Poland during WW2, died June 21 at age 92.
Moshe Kupferman - Holocaust survivor who became one of Israel’s leading abstract artists, whose paintings and drawings were influenced by his experiences in the Polish detention centers and have been displayed worldwide, died of a heart attack on June 20 in Jerusalem at age 77.
“Larry” (real name Terence Parkes) - One of Britain’s most loved joke cartoonists, known for his instantly recognizable captionless cartoons featuring large-nosed characters, whose work appeared in Punch magazine as well as numerous books and advertisements in publications worldwide, died June 25 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England at age 74.
John Fergus Ryan - Irreverent humorist and author who penned “The Redneck Bride” (1982), “The Little Brothers of St. Mortimer” (1991 – made into the 1999 film “The White River Kid”) and “Watching” (1997), died June 17 of complications from diabetes and Parkinson's disease in Memphis at age 72.
Fred Sandback - Sculptor internationally known for his Minimalist works made from lengths of colored yarn, which created subtle and complex perceptual effects, committed suicide on June 23 at his New York City studio at age 59.
Leon Uris - Best-selling author whose 1958 novel “Exodus” was translated into 50 languages, who is known for his action-filled war stories including “Battle Cry”, “Mila 18”, “The Third Temple” and “The Haj”, and who wrote the screenplay for the 1957 blockbuster “Gunfight at the OK Corral”, died June 21 of heart & kidney failure at his home on New York's Shelter Island at age 78.

Politics and Military
John G. Adams - General counsel for the Army in the early 1950’s best known for his clashes with anti-Communist crusader Joseph McCarthy, who was able to counter McCarthy’s bullying tactics and eventually got him charged with interfering with Army affairs, which led to his eventual censuring, died June 26 in Dallas at age 91.
E. LaMar Baker - U.S. Congressman from Tennessee who served as a Republican from 1970 to 1974, died June 20 in Nashville at age 87.
Prince Carl Bernadotte - Swedish prince who was the uncle of Norway’s King Harald, and brother of Belgium’s queen Astrid, and who was considered a member of Norway’s royal family (which is a constitutional monarchy with no power), died June 27 at his home in Spain at age 92.
Piet Dankert - Member of the European Parliament and chairman from 1982 to 1984 who was a leading proponent of a federal Europe, died June 21 in Amsterdam, Netherlands at age 69.
Maynard Jackson - The first black mayor of a major Southern city, who was elected mayor of Atlanta in 1973 and served until 1981, and again from 1989 through 1993, who transformed the politics in Atlanta and America by forcing the white business elite to hire minority-owned contractors, died June 23 in Arlington, VA after collapsing at the Washington, DC airport. He was 65.
Lester Maddox - Pro-segregation governor of Georgia from 1967 to 1971, known for his outrageously racist behavior like refusing to close the Capitol for the funeral of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and using pick handles and a gun to chase blacks away from his fried chicken restaurant, and who never backed down from his convictions, even after other hard-line Southern governors apologized, died June 25 in Atlanta of pneumonia developed after suffering a fall two weeks prior. He was 87.
José Trías Monge - Puerto Rican historian, scholar and chief justice from 1974 to 1985, who helped draft Puerto Rico’s constitution which took effect in 1952 in which the country was bound voluntarily to the U.S., but who later denounced this relationship as colonialism, died June 24 in Boston at age 83.
Bob Stump - Longtime U.S. Congressman from Arizona, who served as a Democrat from 1976 until 1981 and as a Republican from 1982 until 2002, and who was known as a strong supporter of increased spending on the military and veterans, died June 20 in Phoenix of myelodysplasia, a rare blood disorder, at age 76.
Sir Denis Thatcher - Husband of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who embraced his role as the second fiddle husband who remained two or three paces behind his famous wife, died June 26 in London, five months after heart surgery, at age 88.
Strom Thurmond - South Carolina Senator who won his first election in 1928, who was the longest-serving and oldest U.S. Senator in history, serving 48 years and retiring in 2003, who ran for president in 1948 on the anti-civil rights Dixiecrat party ticket, but whose racial politics changed over the years and he became the first southern senator to hire a black aide, died June 26 in Edgefield, SC at age 100.
Israel "Ike" Tribble - Tampa Bay, Florida civic leader who was the first black chairman of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and who was a leader in civil rights and education, died June 21 in Tampa Bay of complications from his third liver transplant at age 61.

Social and Religion
Dr. Suzanne Ahn - Neurologist and Dallas-area social activist, who championed rights for women and Asian Americans and who lobbied Congress to restore discrimination protection to Filipino-American and American Indians in Alaska, died June 22 of lung cancer in Dallas at age 51.
Eugene Carapetyan - Accomplished glider pilot and flight instructor, who was one of 50 glider pilots participating in the Return to Kitty Hawk celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903, who planned a cross-country flight in 12 legs to arrive in Kitty Hawk on July 4, was killed on June 19 when his glider crashed in the San Gabriel Mountains in California. He was 61 years old.
Rex Cauble - Flamboyant Texas rancher and member of the famed Cowboy Mafia, who was convicted in 1982 for his part in helping to smuggle marijuana into Texas from South America, who had $12 million worth of assets seized by the government, and who was sentenced to 50 years in prison (but who served only 5 years), died June 23 in Durant, OK at age 89.
George George - St. Petersburg, Florida restaurant owner who drew national attention in 1952 when he posted the message “Coffee Free Welcome Saucers” on the roof in an attempt lure outer space aliens to his restaurant, and who was featured in Newsweek magazine, died June 23 in St. Petersburg at age 88.
Joseph Gottschalk - San Antonio, Texas man known as the “Thong Man” who gained local and national notoriety for riding his bicycle around town wearing only thong underwear, who in May served as grand marshal for a parade of thong-wearers, but who had been arrested recently for wearing a thong that didn’t “cover body parts required by law”, was found dead and naked on June 21 in Big Bend National Park, apparently from a fall while hiking in the nude. He was 52 years old.
Bryan Griffin - Florida boy who was swimming at his favorite swimming hole with friends on June 22 in the Dead River near Tavares, Florida, who was pulled from the water by his friends when they spotted an approaching alligator, but who inexplicably jumped back into the water, was attacked and killed by that alligtor. He was 12 years old.
Peter Herida - Connecticut man who once weighed in excess of 800 lbs, who underwent gastric bypass surgery in 1998 and subsequently lost more than 500 lbs, and whose story was featured on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” earlier in 2003, was found dead on June 26 in Meriden, CT of congestive heart failure at age 49.
Richard Pough - Conservationist and author, whose efforts to create wildlife sanctuaries led to the establishment of nature preserves all over the country, who wrote a series of Audubon guides on birds, and who helped to get numerous laws passed to reduce dangers and threats to wildlife populations in the U.S., died June 24 in Chilmark, MA at age 99.
Kristopher "Kit" Reilly & Colin Mike Ewers - College students (Reilly from New College in Florida, Ewers from Carleton College in Minnesota), who were taking part in an astronomy program sponsored by Cornell University, who were collecting data at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, but disappeared during a hiking trip on June 21, were found dead in the raging Tanama River, apparently drowning victims. Reilly was 24 and Ewers was 21.
Emma Taylor - The ninth oldest person in the United States and the 18th oldest in the world, died June 24 in Bakersfield, CA after a stroke at age 111.

Business and Science
Richard A. Gump Sr. - Co-founder in 1945 with Robert Strauss of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP, Texas’ largest and one of the U.S.’s most powerful law firms, with more than 1000 lawyers worldwide, died June 21 in Dallas at age 85.
Elsa Kopp - Founder of the Milwaukee frozen desert chain Kopp’s Frozen Custard, who is generally credited with the idea of offering a flavor of the day, who started the business in 1950 and was one of the first to offer custard flavors other than vanilla, died June 8 of natural causes in Milwaukee at age 92.
Herbert Misch - Engineer at the Ford Motor Company who created the original prototype for the Ford Mustang in 1962, died June 23 in Royal Oak, MI at age 85.
Joe Pask - Internationally respected leader in the field of modern ceramic science and engineering, whose work on mullite, an alumina-silica compound used in engines, is a standard reference, died June 14 in Brentwood, CA at age 90.
Sandra Tangri - Social psychologist who did pioneering research on the entry of college-educated women into jobs traditionally dominated by men, whose studies helped map changes in the American work force in the 1960’s, and whose book “Women and Achievement” is considered one of the best in the field, died June 11 of lung cancer in Bethesda, MD at age 66.
Magnus von Braun - Brother of rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun, who played a pivotal role in Germany’s early development of Army missiles, who worked with his brother during WW2 and made the first contact with the U.S. Army to arrange for the German rocket team’s surrender at the end of the war, died June 21 in Phoenix at age 84.
Dr. Gregory J. White - Doctor who in the early 1950’s helped promote breastfeeding on a national scale, who helped his wife form the La Leche League International in 1956, serving on its advisory board for 46 years, and who also promoted home births, natural childbirth, the inclusion of fathers in the delivery room, died June 16 in River Forest, IL of leukemia at age 82.

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